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Stable Lass - Tales from a Yorkshire Racing Yard (Paperback) Loot Price: R170
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Stable Lass - Tales from a Yorkshire Racing Yard (Paperback): Gemma Hogg

Stable Lass - Tales from a Yorkshire Racing Yard (Paperback)

Gemma Hogg

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'Poignant and compelling, an equine Bridget Jones.' Racing Post Being a stable lass is probably one of the hardest jobs in the country, and yet for Gemma Hogg it is the most rewarding. She works in the beautiful Yorkshire market town of Middleham and if her colleagues are occasionally challenging, then the horses are downright astonishing. Now, in Stable Lass, she takes us into the closed world of a top racing yard, from the elation of having several winners in one day to the almost indescribable grief of losing a horse. Like most stable lads and lasses, Gemma arrived in her yard as a teenager fresh out of racing college and had to cope with living away from home for the first time, as well as adapting to the brutal long hours, backbreaking work and often treacherous weather. She describes falling in love with Polo Venture, the first racehorse in her care, the pure exhilaration of riding him on Middleham Gallops for the first time and what happens when a horse takes against you, from the growling gelding Valiant Warrior to the potentially lethal Broadway Boy. She brings to life the characters around the yard, from straight-talking boss Micky Hammond to the jockeys starving themselves to make weight, the wealthy owners and the other stable lads and lasses who come from a range of different places and backgrounds. Stable Lass by Gemma Hogg is a unique look into the world of horse racing filled with heart-warming stories and amazing thoroughbreds - some loveable, some cantankerous, all impressive.


Imprint: Pan Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 2019
Authors: Gemma Hogg
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-1-5098-4765-5
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Sport
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Domestic animals & pets > Horses & ponies
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Equestrian & animal sports > Horse racing > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Equestrian & animal sports > Riding & horsemanship > General
Books > Biography > Sport
LSN: 1-5098-4765-0
Barcode: 9781509847655

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